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Vol. 9. No. 10.
WELLESLEY, MASS., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1909
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MRS. SNOWDEN'S LECTURE.
On Saturday afternoon, December ii,
we had the pleasure of being personally
conducted through Parliament by Mrs.
Philip Snowden. — "Peeps at Parliament
through a Woman's Eyes," she humor-
ously put it with a suggestion of "the
veiled mystery that that august institu-
tion had lately become for women. Mrs.
Snowden, to make her position clear,
started by avowing herself a "loyal
Briton." "Criticism in England," she
explained, "does not mean disloyalty,"
and so, though she may laugh at some
things British, she is at heart a loyal
We are to start at the House of Lords,
"a stupid institution," Mrs. Snowden had
to confess, for, although aristocracy does
mean something, two-thirds of the House
of Lords have been created peers since
1801, and principally through mercenary
reasons. "Still curiosities are interesting
and we must see them." We are initiated
into the time-old customs of the House,
and particularly to " Black-rod "-—the
iutie old military gentleman, as old as the
customs themselves, who terrifies the
Lords into order. It was in this House
that the Suffrage movement began. In
1428, the London dames descended upon
the House of Lords and shook their fists at
them ; in the seventeenth century another
attack was made, — "an assault of tongues,"
with language of foot soldiers. So the
militant movement, instead of being
modern, is really old and aristocratic.
Opposite the House of Lords is the
House of Commons. That stuffy cham-
ber was rapidly described, the different
"parties" below, with the galleries around
— the women's at the very top with a grill
in front to signify that everything be-
hind it is virtually outside the House. The
members are in full force at opening
prayers — for the practical reason of get-
ting a chair for the rest of the day, but
when the work begins, the larger part re-
tire to the card-room or the benches for a
nap. But with the Suffrage Bill it is
different — they are all there to oppose it.
There are three readings that a bill has to
go through before it passes to the House
of Lords and is finally signed by the King.
In the first two readings the Bill is thor-
oughly discussed, the third reading is
purely formal. The Suffrage Bill has
passed the first two readings and has
gone no further. You could hardly
check a sigh of relief that it had passed
so much danger safely, when told that any
member, by merely expressing the wish,
can keep a bill from a third reading.
Mrs. Snowden ended by directly stating
her views on suffrage. "Force," she de-
clares, "is not justified if other means are
possible," and she feels that the militant
methods have hurt the cause. ' ' The women
of Great Britain do not want votes for pure-
ly selfish purposes," the question is, '"Does
my country need me?" Then if she
does, whether we want the vote or not, we
should have it. In eloquent conclusion,
Mrs. Snowden promised that "this broad-
ening experience for women will make
marriage more complete and motherhood
stronger — will be like the Nile admitted
to a new course — it will carry men,
women and little children to crowning
After Mrs. Snowden and our English
speakers of last year, how can we feel
justified in taking the pleasure of thinking
our English cousins "slow to catch the
point?" It was all so delicately done-
no American surface humor, given lenient-
ly as pocket anecdotes are given to school
children for gapping the dull stretches of
the commissioner's speech, bui wit run-
ning along with substantial fact — a hu-
morous attitude rather than humorous
ornament. And there was no forcing
suffrage adages down unwilling throats,
but the facts of the case were presented,
the "fossilized" condition of Parliament,
the need of "new wine in old flasks," the
need of that very liberal, theoretical in-
fluence which women are condemned for,
to help that unwieldy machine, the
British Constitution, was what was im-
MRS. MARKS READS HER PIPER
On Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Lionel
Marks (Josephine Preston Peabody), read
from her new poetic drama, the "Piper."
The play is a continuation of the quaint
old legend of Hamelin, made familiar to us
through Browning's delightful "Pied Pi-
per of Hamelin."
In her play, Mrs. Marks has succeeded
in creating a character out of what had
been limned by her predecessor as merely
a figure for children's fancy. The Piper
is portrayed as one of a group of strollers,
outwardly scarce more than a gipsy, but
inwardly a man of the deepest human
sympathy, a man who sees the two cages
in which we are imprisoned: the iron one
of greed and the golden one of pride, and
he strives in his own way to break the
cages of such souls as he can influence.
Angered that the burghers of Hamelin
should esteem their purses before their
given word, the Piper enchants the chil-
dren with his music and leads them away
to his safe hiding place. One child only
escapes his magic call, Barbara, the
daughter of the Burgomeister. The
townsfolk, who have lost their children
through the Burgomeister's avarice, de-
clare that he shall not keep his child, but
must give her up as a nun. This news
reaches the Piper through one of his com-
panions, Michael, who loves Barbara; but
although the Piper will not give the chil-
dren back to save this one, he promises to
save her in another fashion. He resorts
to his pipe again and the Barbara and
Michael drama ends happily.
While thus engaged the Piper encoun-
ters Veronika, the mother of the little
lame boy, the Piper's especial favorite-
It is in this scene between these two un-
fortunates, whose destinies are the com-
plements each of the other, that the poet's
purpose discloses itself most clearly ; that
the Piper's idealism concentrates. After
parting from Veronika, the Piper fights
out his problem before the statue of
Christ and f >\'/ impel' ■' tn frH-ng the ■■•■ ;1 -
dren back to their parents.
This is the only unconvincing detail of
the play; the fact that, although the re-
turn of the children has been so finely
motived in the characterization of the
Piper, it comes about through the in-
fluence of the statue of Christ. One feels
that, aside from the abruptness of
the Piper's decision before the statue, the
whole play would have gained by the
entire omission of this deus ex machina.
Indeed, that seems to be the only flaw in
the characterization of the Piper, for it
is much more consistent with him that
he should have acted under the direct
influence of Veronika, who is. after all, the
real motive force in his decision.
One is glad to know that an American
poet can create a piece of such exquisite
poetry and a play of fancy so practical for
PHI SIGMA MASQUE.
Society Phi Sigma gave its annual
Christmas masque Saturday and Mon-
day, both afternoon and evening. The
old Irish legend was prettily written and
prettily played — -being the story of the re-
pentant fairies, denounced by the Church,
who long to do some good deed, of the
young bride who seeks the magic haw-
thorn twig to bring good luck to her wed-
ding day, of the Mother of Christ, who
walks on the earth and defends the fairies
from the curse of the Priest. The two
scenes, opened with the chanting of
carols far away, were quaintly staged,
especially the second one, which opened on
the brown-frocked fairies seated around
a flickering fire. The acting was delicate
and softened into sympathy with the old-
time spirit which characterized the masque.
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"Entered as second class matter, November 12,
1903, at the Post Office at Wellesley, Mass., under
the Act of Congress, March 3, 1879."
On page 3 of this issue are printed the
resolutions adopted by the class of 1912
in regard to forensic burning, resolutions
which will banish not only for this year
but for years to come that feverish bur-
lesque which has annually disturbed the
disposition and credit cards of half the
college. It is not the Avish of 1912 nor the
intention of iqii to drop from the list of
college customs this time-honored one of
burning the Junior forensic — this decision
is to be interpreted rather as a reversion
to the original ceremony and a lopping off
of those features which have transformed
its quaintness into a boarding-school
caper. The original intent of forensic
burning was not to give room to a pleasant-
ly exciting rivalry between Junior and
Sophomore classes; this possibility of the
ceremony has sprung up within the last
few years, reached its flower of execution
last spring and is now fortunately doomed
to wither away.
There can be little doubt in the minds
of those who witnessed last year's farce,
that it reached a significant climax.
Preparations simmered for 191 1 long be-
fore Christmas ; in February organized
work began. Not Senior Play, surely not
Student Government Elections, nor May
Day, hardly Tree Day, can boast such
elaborate planning, such expenditure of
strength and wits and time, as that which
nded through February, March and
April of [909. A head was appointed
for each campus house and tinder her
direction the hours of every night from
February to April were apportioned in
h d< irmiti >rj to mi eral >le watchers
wretches who struggled vainly
through their appointed three hours to
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keep awake — who started at every rustle
that rustled like 19 10, and gave so many-
false alarms that we grew weary of the
cry of "Wolf!" and the poor Sophomore
President yearned wearily for the ap-
pearance of said wolf. As the excitement
increased, bad tempers augmented also.
The nervous 191 1 zealot glared at the
crafty one of 19 10 out of sheer principle;
the strain began to be visible — many
a heavy-eyed Sophomore cut more classes
than her slip-shod academic work could
Figuratively speaking, 19 10 did not
pay so high a price for their entertain-
ment of one morning; literally they did.
When we consider how many a castle in
Spain needs only money to transfer it from
that airy country to Wellesley soil, when
we reflect how many organizations must
creep and crawl slowly after their projects
instead of advancing by leaps and bounds,
because of this sordid lack, — it seems that
over fifty dollars tritely thrown away is
too thoughtless an expenditure. This
was not the only loss to help condemn
forensic burning; many a good class meet-
ing might have discussed college affairs
of greater import, many a clever plan and
many a bit of hard thinking might have
been expended with more material results.
And the morning after forensic burning?
The college is never more obnoxiously
childish. It leaps and shrieks and giggles
and talks of nothing else until the shade
of Forensic Burning as It Originally Was,
turns in its grave and murmurs "Im-
becile!" A remark amply justified. The
fact that this annual pleasantry is devoid
of all purposes does not necessarily debar
it from toleration amongst us; it is when
'In- pleasantry becomes actively impor-
tant, when it comes to be "detrimental to
the health of both classes and to their
academic standing," then it is time to
put it away. Wellesley College is grad
ually doing this — she is putting away her
blocks and growing up. While there
is plenty of time, the foolish little
nothings over which we grow excited may
exist, but when the days grow more
full and more significant, when, as we
grow older, we see the -reat dr. J thai
there is to be done, we grudge ever) spark
'.l energy thrown awaj
There .ire always present among us tin. e
youthful enthusiasts who crv out againsl
ii> li ,1 procedure as growing up, who
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where of the disgusting academic; and they
will be the first and loudest to protest
vehemently against the action taken by
191 2. Those who base the reputation of a
class on its cleverness in the matter of
forensic burning, who have not out-
grown the conception of class spirit bred
in their High School days, — these are the
ones who would make an unwilling kinder-
garten of college activities, and these, we
rejoice to observe, are at last in the minor-
ity. In vain we assure them that forensic
burning is not abolished, though we frankly
admit the loss of its consuming excitement,
—they will petulantly bewail the toy
which has been taken away, making
matters most uncomfortable for those who
have seen fit to confiscate the toy. But
the approval of the majority drowns the
voice of the protesting few — and we turn
to 191 2 with hearty gratitude for its
resurrection of Forensic Burning as It
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At the evening session of the meeting of the Academy of
Political Science with the League for Political Education, held
Friday, December 3, at the Hotel Astor, New York, Miss Emily
A. Balch of the Economics Department delivered an address on
"The Preparation for the Economic Efficiency of Women."
Mr. A. Burton Hepburn presided at the meeting. Mrs. Snowden
and Sir Horace Plunkett, promoter of agricultural co-operation
in Ireland, were the guests of honor.
The Social Study Circle met Tuesday evening, December
7, at the Zeta Alpha House. The discussion on the "House of
Lords," led by Miss Moffat, was most interesting.
Scribblers met Tuesday evening, December 7, at the Tau
Zeta Epsilon House. Emma Hawkridge read.
The Round Table of Friends was held in Cambridge,
Wednesday, December 8.
Saturday, December n, the Eliot had a Christmas dinner
and, following it, a dance in the Barn.
Fiske had its Christmas party with a Christmas tree in the
parlor, Tuesday, December 14.
Freeman Cottage had a Christmas dinner Tuesday, Decem-
ber 1 4 .
Whereas, we consider that the interference on the part of
the Sophomore Class in Junior forensic burning is detrimental
to the health of both classes and to their academic standing;
and whereas it engenders a bitter class rivalry, — we, the Class
of 1Q12, on the third day of December, nineteen hundred and
nine, do hereby resolve to make no attempt to interfere with
191 1 's forensic burning.
For the Class of 19 12.
The Class of 191 1 acknowledges the notice of the resolutions
of the Class of 19 12 in regard to Junior forensic burning, and
wishes to express its approval of the considerations upon which
the resolutions are based.
December 10, 1909. For the Class of 191 1.
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Owing to an omission in the last number of the Magazine,
the result of the prize story contest was not announced. The
prize story was written by Ruth Crossman, 1910, entitled "A
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FIRST ARTIST RECITAL.
At the first of the Wellesley College Artist Recitals, given
on December 6 in College Hall Chapel, Madame Teresa Carre no
gave a very interesting program; a program varying in brilliancy
from the lyric sweetness of a Chopin prelude to the splendor and
fire of a Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodic
The first of the four divisions of the program was occupied
by Beethoven's Sonata, Opus 57 (Appassionata). This gave
opportunity for display of the most brilliant technique as well
as of the most delicate interpretative work. Perhaps more en-
joyable to the audience was the Chopin group, which immedi-
ately followed the Beethoven. Madame Carreno was very
successful in her realization of the romanticism, the sentiment,
the melancholy poetry of the Chopin atmosphere. The di-
vision following was a miscellany, in which Beethoven, Schu-
mann and MacDowell were represented. Then came a Liszt
group, culminating splendidly in the brilliant Rhapsodie Hon-
groise, Number 6.
Throughout the performance, Madame Carreno's enjoy-
ment of the situation was almost as manifest as the delight of the
enthusiastic audience. She responded very generously to the
applause, playing, in all, four encores, of which the most fa-
miliar were, perhaps, the Chopin Etude and the Schubert
Marche Militaire. The simplicity of her manner and the ab-
sence of affectation in her playing, were very delightful. She
held her audience to the end quite as much by the magnetism
of her charming personality as by the greatness of her art.
The program was as follows:
Sonata, Op. 57 (Appassionata) Beethoven
Andante con moto
Allegro ma non troppo Presto
(a) Prelude, Op. 28, No. is \
(b) Nocturne Op 37, No. 2 ( c
(c) Etude G Flat r '
(d) Polonaise A Flat, Op. 53 )
(a) Rondo, Op. 52, No. 2 Beethoven
(b) Vogel als Prophet Schuman n
(c) Barcarolle, Op. 35 } MacDowell
(d) Hexentanz )
(a) Sonetto del Petrarca
(b) Etude D Flat
(c) Rhapsodie Hongroise, No. 6
THE PROBLEM OF CHRIST AND HIS MIRACLES.
Immediately after the regular Christian Association meet-
ing on Thursday evening, December 9, Dr. McConnell, President
of De Pauw University, and well known to those of us who were
at Silver Bay this year, spoke in College Hall Chapel on "The
Problem of Christ." Throughout he emphasized that Christ
was a living fact. If not, he said, why was there such a constant
querying in regard to Him and His teachings on the part of
thinking people, a querying that has always been and is to-day
as strong as ever? Do we question a dead character so? Julius
Caesar, for example? Could we have fifty-two sermons a year
preached on every side of one person's character and have him
mean as much to us in the end as Christ means to us to-day?
As a proof of the reality of Christ in the lives of men, he pointed
out what Christ has done for them ; the ptirpose he has put in
their lives; and the satisfaction and content they have had in
working in His name. He showed the power of Christ from the
fact that, argue as we will about the little, unimportant details
of His life (and no other factor in our lives receives such scrutiny
as our religion), the spirit of Christ lives on, unstained and more
wonderful and beautiful than before, having always withstood
the test. "There is a vitality around the thought of Christ that
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I'jii. as the words of her topical song
announced, found in the play Mice and
Men, "something very witty and also very
pretty." The play had true charm,
grace and humor in the dialogue, and an
attractive story which developed loveable
and even noble qualities in the main
characters. It was a very good selection
for a class play, since it was not beyond un-
professional abilities and yet gave plenty
of opportunities for versatile and in-
dividual acting. The story, in various
pretty colonial settings which iqii's
committee managed skilfully, was of a
scientist and dreamer, disappointed in an
early love affair, who planned to bring up
a young girl by his own theories to his
ideal of a woman. Choosing a wayward
and attractive girl from a Foundling's
Home, he adopted her. and as she grew
to a woman fell deeply in love with her,
only to find that she had meanwhile
fallen in love with his nephew, and to give
her up. in the end, to her happiness with the
The character of "Little Britain," or
Peggy, the adopted foundling, was the most
appealing in the play, and Imogene Kelly
in acting it, completely won the audience
to her charm by her very natural and
original playing. Quite free from self-
usness, she was spontaneous enough
to seem no1 to be acting, but living, so that
to the audience she and IVggy were in-
irable. Yet though her art was for-
howed true imagination and
points of power "I expre -ion in in-
terpreting Peggy's moods, in lim lively
refraining from exaggei i broadening
the characterization. In the first act she
played capitally the untrained, shy little
foundling, with a mingling of wildness,
curiosity, and a queer sense of funniness —
and app he delicati outlines of
the text in the scene where Peggy begins,
in a callow way, to fall in love with the
young Captain. In the second act she de-
veloped the character into a girl of com-
plete, though still unconscious charm,
romping — a difficult thing to do on the
Barn stage — with pure joyousness, but
perplexed with new shades of moods in her
love, still, as Miss Kelly delicately con-
veyed, but half understanding it. And in
the last two acis she portrayed a more
complex and versatile woman, at last
passionately in love, unhappy, rising to
power of sacrificing her hopes, and even
certainty of happiness, for the sake of the
guardian whom she respects, and feels she
has wronged. In all of this she maintained
an intensity of emotion, which carried; but
at the very last when happiness was re-
stored to her she was not so convincing.
Yet in spite of the fact that she found an
attractive and suggestive part ready for
her, we feel that in developing it she showed
real creative power, and a charm and in-
dividuality which would make itself felt
from a professional stage.
The steady background to this versatile
Peggy was Mark Embury, which was acted
by Eleanor Vliet. In this part there was
not the need of varied, but of steady acting ;
the qualities insisted upon in the character
being intense and passionate love, com-
bined with an unselfish idealism. Yet
even given Miss Kelly's acting, the play's
success or failure depended still on the
playing of Miss Vliet's part ami the play
succeeded. In moments without the pres-
sure of emotion. Miss Vliet did not give as
definite a characterization as Miss Kelly,
although the text perhaps did not give
the material. What she succeeded in
doing, was in conveying an intense emolioi^
happy or unhappy, which convinced
and moved the audience. There were
ult to draw by a Barn per-
formance. Her acting showed insight
and care for details, and she had a good
voice, and sensitive facial expression.
The acting of both of these parts was on an
unusually high plane.
The requirement of the Captain in the
play was to be a pleasing object for Peg-
gy's love, attractive enough to counteract
any lingering regrets which the audience
might feel for Peggy's loss in the high
character of her guardian. Miss Wood did
not quite do this. Under ordinary cir-
cumstances she might have, for her ap-
pearance and voice were good, and in some
of the love scenes — especially when she
first sang to Peggy, " My love is like a red,
red rose," and when she pursued Peggy at
the ball, she was very good. But the play
itself was weak in this part, and demanded,
especially with Miss Kelly and Miss Vliet
playing the other two parts, very skilful
interpretation, even creation of the char-
acter, as a contrast to Embury. Miss
Wood lacked the debonnaire dash for the
first act, and in the last failed to convince
one of her sincerity. She was often a
little too self-conscious and not quite ab-
sorbed enough with her characterization ;
so that her acting, which in some places
was good, was on the whole uneven.
The minor characters were well taken.
Helen Paul, as Roger Goodlake, fell very
naturally into her part, without self-
consciousness, and with good, hearty voice
and gesture. His wife, Joanna Goodlake,
as acted by Gladys Best was delicately
artificial, with well-affected supercilious
manner and trailing inflections, a little
monotonous at times. Mary Hewitt
played the still more affected Sir Harry
Trimblestone with the touch of exaggera-
tion needed to make a farcical character.
The most individual of the minor char-
acters was the housekeeper, Mrs. Deborah,
well acted by Kate Parsons. Motherly,
affecting primness, but secretly delighting
in pranks, Miss Parsons gave a deliciously
droll and lifelike characterization, play-
ing up very well to Miss Kelly, and adding
to the fun of the comedy. Eula Ferguson
as Peter, also played her part with humor,
and a good laugh. Mary Welles, as Kit
Barniger, the fiddler, used very good ges-
tures both of hands and feet, but weakened
her otherwise good acting by a rather
lack-lustre voice. Harriet Strykerwas an
attractive, if silent maid. The entrance
of the foundlings in the first act was funny,
and Dorothy Mills as the pompous Beadle,
and Elizabeth Longacre as the Matron,
were excellent in their small parts. The
supernumeraries in the third act were a
In tic to,, boisterous and unvaried in their
passage across the stage — but were other-
The production of the play showed the
able coaching of Mrs. Edward Hicks, and
the efforts of a very capable committee,
with Hazel Hunnewell as chairman, and
Dora Bogue, Marion Jewett, Ruth Evans,
and Dorothy Hill as members, and
Sarah Baxter and Ridie Guion as scene-
On the whole i<)i i is to he congratulated
on her Junior Play.
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In the discussion concerning the abolishment of societies
it is well to emphasize the good ends which, in spite of their
evils, it is agreed that societies at Wellesley have served, and to
ask seriously what we can rely on to take their place in the
social life of the college, in case they are abolished.
To say nothing of plays and pageants, which it may be ad-
mitted that other organizations could as well provide, are not
these things true 5
(i) The opportunity for a bit of domestic life, the rest-
ful homelikeness of a small house in which the student owns a
share, is a distinct good in an overpoweringly large college for
(2) The society houses make an opportunity to dispense
a gracious and graceful hospitality in small gatherings which the
community as a whole would greatly miss were it taken away.
(3) The returning alumna? who have the society connec-
tion find themselves welcomed and at home even if they have
been long out of college.
The very statement of these advantages makes two things
clear, namely, that it is the existence of society houses rather
than societies themselves that contributes these pleasant fea-
tures of social life at Wellesley, and that it is a great pity that
such advantages should be limited to so few. Evidently the
time has come to consider whether other organizations than
closed societies could not better use these houses so as to minister
to the same needs, but to do it for all and not for the privileged
The following plan is presented for consideration. It
seems to us to contain, what no plan worthy of consideration
should fail to contain, provisions for the advantages mentioned
above and extension of such advantages to all.
Let four of the houses be made class houses, assigned in
rotation, so that each class could have a college home for four
years and on returning for its reunion w r ould return to that
home. This would make a pleasant link between classes; it
would distribute expenses of maintenance ; it would encourage
gifts; it would further class solidarity, much needed where classes
are so large.
One of the two remaining houses could be used as the
center for all academic societies, including the Graduate Club
and whatever Department Clubs are now in existence. In
such favoring circumstances new scholarly enthusiasms might
be developed, which would compensate for the loss of the
"work" of the present societies.
The last house could be used as the center of all philan-
thropic activities, whether connected with the Christian Asso-
ciation or other independent organizations. Here the Social
Study classes would hold their meetings and gather their books
and periodicals and here guests would be received who came
to enlist us in any good cause lying outside the sphere of our
own college life. Eliza H. Kendrick,
Adelaide I. Locke.
We, as undergraduate students here at Wellesley, right-
fully pride ourselves on a splendid Student Government Asso-
ciation. By means of this association w r e are learning — quite
unconsciously, perhaps — the meaning of government and
democracy. We are working out here, on a smaller scale, it is
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true, the scheme of "a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated
to the proposition that all men are created equal."
Are we living up to the highest ideals of this democracy of
ours when we tolerate the existence of certain institutions that
encourage the clique, foster the snob and create a spirit of ex-
clusiveness and inequality? Certain chosen ones are allowed
to wear attractive little pins which show them to be members
of this or that set and appear to give them certain rights above
any other member of our democracy. Why is this the case?
Why is it right for a favored seventh to speak with a certain air
about "the house" and beg you during dinner, rather conde-
scendingly, for a few "current events." " I really haven't read
the paper for weeks," she will tell you. No, this state of affairs
is not the ideal democracy, the Wellesley of our dreams.
Whatever is done about this must come from the society
girls themselves, and not from us who view the situation from
the outside. We all have good friends among the society girls,
friends whose judgments we respect and admire. Let us be op-
timistic and put all our confidence and faith in these girls — they
are worthy of it, and will surely act to the credit of the Alma
Mater we all love. iqio.
If societies exist on a false foundation principle, they must
be wrong and should be abolished on the strength of" that alone.
If it be found that their foundation principle is a good and
sound one, then it is time to consider whether, here in Wellesley,
they are doing harm or good. Miss Hawkridge last week de-
fended their exclusiveness by stating an analogy with the ex-
clusiveness in academic courses, sports and dancing. It seems
to me that the cases are entirely different. The latter are open
to all for application, provided the requirements, w r hich are
definite and equally within the reach of everyone, are met.
The opposite is true of societies, and herein lies their undemo-
In regard to social exclusiveness recognized and unrecog-
nized. If exclusiveness is bad and contrary to the college ideal,
it seems to me that recognized and approved exclusiveness is
worse. If democracy really is the college ideal, it will abolish
societies and public sentiment will be strong enough to keep
down pronounced cliques. A certain amount of grouping is
necessary, of course, because each person cannot have the same
degree of intimacy with everybody else, but if everyone is on the
same footing, these groups will be based merely on personality
and will be elastic and overlap. There is no reason for clubs or
cliques. If they exist, our democratic ideal is an empty one.
At any rate we ought not to tolerate an organized embodiment
of the opposite. Louise MacMullen, iqii.
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FREE PRESS— Continued.
The main question is "Would the abolition of societies do
away with social exclusiveness at Wellesley?" If she believed
it could, the writer, who loves her society devotedly, would re-
gretfully but unhesitatingly vote for its dissolution. Like many
well-meant reforms, might it not defeat its own purpose? Can
an act of legislation annihilate one of the elemental tendencies
of human nature — the tendency toward social combination?
The most impenetrable circle the writer ever knew at
Wellesley was one of those "jovial eating clubs" mentioned in
the last issue of College News. It was formed Freshman year
and continued through Senior year. It had no fixed abiding
place and the outsider might at any time happen to drop in
upon one of its meetings, where she would be received with an
apologetic cordiality most embarrassing. Would not such clubs
multiply if societies were given up?
Moreover, the writer numbers many non-society girls
among her intimate friends and none of them has ever shown
the least bitterness of spirit. Has the character of the " six-
sevenths" changed in the last ten years, or are they being placed
in a false position by the abolitionists'
The college world is apt to be a world of theories, so per-
haps an Alumna may be pardoned for urging a serious con-
sideration of the practical side, before action is taken against an
element of college life instituted by our honored founder, Mr.
As an Alumna of five years' standing, who has known an-
other large woman's college rather intimately through two sis-
ters who are alumnas there, and through several visits of longer
and shorter duration, I wish to call attention to the fact that the
danger pointed out in Miss Hawkridge's Free Press of December
first is a real one. My observance of this college has led me to
believe that the "unorganized and unrecognized clique" is more
exclusive and infinitely more selfish there than any society at
Wellesley, for the reasons Miss Hawkridge has pointed out. It
is idle to imagine that things would be as they are, with the so-
cieties dropped out — they would be quite different, for some-
thing new will take the place of the old, and that new thing at
another college actually has all the drawbacks predicted as
possible for Wellesley.
One word to the society girls who think it best to disband:
The thing that is difficult is not therefore right — the thing that
demands a sacrifice is not always the wisest or noblest thing to
do, Cora Butler Conant, kjo4.
A girl who has never had an invitation to a society natural-
ly hesitates to express her opinion of them now. But surely she
should realize how vitally she is concerned, and how effective
her voice is in the formation of public opinion. This is no time
for self-consciousness. Wellesley's good, and Wellesley's good
alone must be considered. If the social and intellectual benefits
you have derived from the teas, and plays, and open meetings
have been invaluable to you, speak. The societies may live.
If you have been limited in your friendships, if your sense of
justice has b i n affronted by the false social discrimination; if
you recognize that :ocieties are devouring wholesome college
life, speak. An institution fundamentally wrong, cannot live.
Should every girl express her opinion, who knows in her inmost
heart thai societies are nol only unnecessary, but an active
I they must need yield under the preponderance of adverse
criticism. The girl who does not think about the matter, and
who does not take her share in the controversy, is as unpublic-
spirited as she who indulges herself in her society at the ex-
pense ■ 'i i he w elfare i >t I he c< illege
Jessie Gillette French, njio.
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Recital of Christmas music under the direction of Miss Mapes,
Chorister of the College Choir. Professor Macdougall, Accom-
panist. Tuesday, December 14, 1909, at 4.20, P.M.
Voice : Cantique de Noel Gounod
Miss C. Belle Mapes, tgio.
(Violin obligato by Miss Mary Welles, 191 1.)
Piano: Humeresque Tchaik >\\ r sky
Black Key Etude Chopin
Miss Katherine Mortenson, 191 2.
Chorus: Three Christmas Carols:
"God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen" ... Old English
"As Joseph was a-walking" C. Hazard
'The Kings of the East are Riding". C. G. Hamilton
(Words by Miss Katherine Lee Bates.)
The Wellesley College Choir.
Violin: Air varie de Beriot
Miss Mary Welles, hut.
Voice: "Le Carol des petits oiseaux" Chaminade
"Christmas Eve Thought" Bullard
Miss Alice D. Leavit, 1910.
Hymn: "Q Come. All Ye Faithful," In Excelsis, No. 185,
Sunday Morning, December 12, 1909.
Processional: "As Joseph was a-walking C. Hazard
Service Anthem: 'There were Shepherds" ... W. B. Foster
Sermon by the Reverend Lyman Abbot, D. I).
Sunday evening, December 12, 1909.
Processional: 'The Kings of the East are Riding,"
C. G. Hamilton
Service Anthem: Recitative and Chorus from "The Messiah,"
Psalm 118. (Gloria Patri.)
Address by the President.
Organ: "March of the Magi" Th. Dubois
Choir: " Nazareth" Ch. Gounod
Harp Solo: Andante religioso Rossini-Alvars
Choir: "When I View the Mother Holding" G. W. Chadwiek
"It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"... H. W. Parker
Prayers (with choral responses).
Antiphonal Recessional: "Ye Shepherds Leave,"
The W r ellesley College Choir.
Miss Smart, soloist, assisted by Mr. Heinrich Schuecker,
harpist; Mr. A. T. Foster, violinist; Professor Macdougall,
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY.
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each Sunday morning at 10.45 o'clock in the Town Hall, and
every Wednesday evening at 7.45 o'clock in Sxiite 11, Taylor
Block, Welleslev square.
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The convention which has seemed so far away in point of
time is now becoming very much of a reality, as the calendar
tells us that December twenty-ninth is not far distant. When
we return from Christmas vacation this great quadrennial con-
vention of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Mis-
sions will be over. But will it? For those who attend, it sure-
ly will not be a thing of the past, and for the rest of the college
it will have just begun. Our delegates are chosen and the mem-
bers of the Wellesley Club of Rochester are making plans to
entertain our delegates in their homes, and this feature of the
convention days makes them even more attractive. No one
goes in a selfish spirit, for each girl feels that as one of the eight
chosen she represents one-eighth of the student-body. Tho 1
of you who, by the strict limitation of numbers, are not per-
mitted to go, need not look in vain to the few who do go. Make
up your minds to make this privilege your own. Ask the dele-
gates about it now and after vacation. Follow it in the ]>a]>er>
from December twenty-ninth to January second, and if you live
too far from New York state for this, ask some one who is going
to have a Rochester newspaper, with full reports, sent to you
every day. You cannot afford to miss the broadening influence
of this convention.
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In addition to notes concerning graduates, the Alumnae
column will contain items of interest about members of the
Faculty, past and present, and former students.
The November number of the Bulletin Officiel de la Society
Nationale des Professeurs Francais en Amerupie contains a ten-
paper by Mile. Valentine Puthod, O. A., Instructor in
French (now on leave of absence) at Wellesley. Miss Puthod
was the delegate appointed by the S. N. P. T. to the Inter-
national Congress of Professors of Living Languages held in
Paris last spring. Her paper, which is a report of the proceedings
of this congress while en Sorbonne, has been highly commended
as a full and concise report of the conclusions reached by five
hundred and seventy representatives gathered together from the
ountries of Europe and America, concerning methods in
use and which are likely to affect in great measure the teaching
of modern languages.
Miss Josephine Howes, 1909, is taking the course for college
graduates in the Keene (N. H.) Normal School.
Miss Minnie Packard, 1909, is teaching in Southboro, Mas-
Miss Mary Brigham Hill, 1893, is building a home in Red-
la in Is, California. Her mother is with her, and her father, Mr.
Junius W. Hill, who is at present in Boston, will join them later
in the winter.
Miss Emilie 11. Callaway, [906, is playing with George
Fawcett, in "The Great John Yanton," under the Shuberl
Miss Annette Gardner Munro, 1881-83, has been recently
appointed Dean of Women at the University of Rochester.
Miss Munro is the first person to occupy the position, which has
been provided by action of the trustees since the confirmation ol
the University's title to the Morgan estate, by which the Uni-
ity has become possessed of some $93,000, for women's
education Miss Munro is the assistant librarian to the Free
Public Library of Portland, Oregon, a position of large executive
re pon ibility Her work at Rochester will begin with the
1 ipening ol the winl er 1 erm, [910.
Mr. Ernest Knaebel, husband of Cornelia Park, 1896, ha
i. appointed Assistant United States Attorney-General.
Mr. and Mrs. Knaebel will live in Washington, I). C, for the next
The following li I 0! Welle lej Clubs, with the name and ad-
the Secretary of each, is kindly furnished by Miss Mary
Bo ton Wi Club Mi Alice Stockwell, 23 Orkney
Road, I Via achusetl
Buffalo Weill lej Club (not fully organized) address Miss
Elsa D. lame , no, D< Avenue, Buffalo, New York.
Chicago V Club: Miss Ruth Carpenter, [314 Hin-
man Avenue, I m LUino
Cleveland Weill li Club: Miss Be ie C, Champney, .'kjo
East 40th Strei t, < ie\ eland , Ohio,
Colorado Wellesley Club Mis Helen Harrington, [463
Soir I treet Denvei Coli iradi 1,
Detroit Wellesley Club: Miss Catharine H. Dwight, 781
Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.
Fitchburg Wellesley Club: Miss Harriet M. Silsby, Hastings
Hall, Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Hartford Wellesley Club: Miss Florence G. Bryant, 953
Main Street, East Hartford, Connecticut.
Minneapolis Wellesley Club: Mrs. Cyrus Barnum, 2103
James Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
New York Wellesley Club: Miss Emma L. MacAlarney,
500 West 121st Street, New York City.
Northfield Wellesley Club : Miss Leslie Conner, Northfield
Seminary, East Northfield, Massachusetts.
Pittsburgh Wellesley Club (not fully organized) : Address
Mrs. Henry S. James, 5806 Howe Street, Pittsburgh, Penn-
Portland Wellesley Club (not fully organized) : Address Miss
Gladys Doten, 235 State Street, Portland, Maine.
Rochester Wellesley Club: Miss Jennie Mae Clark, 41 Vick
Park B, Rochester, New York.
Southern California Wellesley Club: Miss Alice E. Heber,
2708 West gth Street, Los Angeles, California.
Springfield Wellesley Club: Miss M. Josephine C. Bowden,
192 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, Massaclmsetts.
St. Louis Wellesley Club: Miss Louise McNair, 429b Wash-
ington Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri.
Washington Wellesley Club: Miss Katharine R. Elliott,
2703 14th Street, Washington, D. C.
Wellesley Club of Philadelphia: Miss Margaret E. Dungan,
3232 North 1 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Wellesley Club of San Francisco :
Wellesley Club of Taunton: Miss Florence H. Stone, 20
Cedar Street, Taunton, Massachusetts.
Worcester Wellesley Club: Miss Alice A. Burlingame, 17
Somerset Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.
December 3, 1909, at Great
to Mr. Frank Allen
Stoker — Cole, uclciuuci
Island, New York, Miss Mabel S. Cole
St 1 irer.
December 2, [909, in New York City, a son, Richard Thorn-
ton, to Mrs. Wilt v,-rt S. Drew (Maria A. Kneen, [893).
October 24, 11)09, at Byculla, Bombay, India. Edward
Chandler Hunsberger, son of Elizabeth Hume Hunsberger,
CHANGES OF ADDRESS.
Fraulein Kate Woltereck, formerly Instructor in German,
Gartenhaus, G. Franz Joseph Str., Munich, Germany.
Miss Josephine M. Burnham, of the Department of English
Composition, 95 Howe Street, New Haven, Connecticut.
Mi Mabel M, Young, of the Department of Mathematics,
1102 McCulloh Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
Mrs. Frank A, Storer (Mabel S. Cole, M)o8), In care of
American Trading Company, Inc., 590 Reconquista, Buenos
Aires, Argentine, S. A.
Miss Henrietta A. Mirick, [892, The St. Albans, Reno,
Mrs. Harry Lockwood (Mary Chase, [896), 440 Newbury
Street , Boston (tempi irary l.
Mrs. Henrj Elmwood Cass ( Beata Werdenhoff , 1908) [902
ith Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota.